Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Welcome to our site. We ask you review these Terms of Use, which are intended to constitute a binding license agreement that conditions your use of this site (“Agreement”). We have tried to avoid unnecessary legal verbiage. Our goal is to protect our rights to provide you with access to the free content at this site. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement after you have read it, please leave the site. If you remain on this site, or return, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

1. Responsible conduct. We encourage a free and open exchange of ideas in a climate of mutual respect. Any action by a user that infringes on another user’s right to use and enjoy our site is prohibited. We reserve the right, but does not assume any obligation, to monitor your online conduct to enforce these Terms of Use. Without limitation, we reserve the right to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

2. Limited License/Copyright and Intellectual Property Law Restrictions. Except for public domain material, the content on this site is protected by intellectual property laws, including Canadian and U.S. copyright laws. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the material at this site (“Content”) while connected to this site (including, where available, to email individual stories to friends directly from this site). You are also granted a limited license to print one copy of any Content posted at the site, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our site, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display is prohibited. Changes to or deletion of author attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. Commercial use of any of the Content is prohibited. Use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other web sites is prohibited. You may not display this website in frames (or any of the Content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us through our feedback form. You may, however, establish ordinary links to our site without our written permission.

3. Links. We may provide links from our site to other sites as a convenience to our visitors. We have no control over linked sites and make no representations about any content or material available at these locations. Links are not intended to imply sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement.

4. Email newsletters. All subscribers to our site are automatically added to email newsletters for the sole purpose of informing you about important changes to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or business practices. We may also offer other email services, which subscribers can opt into.

5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THIS SITE. THIS SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHERWISE, OTHER THAN THOSE WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY PROVIDING CONTENT VIA THIS SITE SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

6. Modifications/Termination. The terms of this agreement will not be modified on an individual basis. You agree that we may modify the terms of this Agreement (or discontinue this site) at discretion, without advance notice, and that your right to access this site is conditioned on an ongoing basis with your compliance with the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions. You should therefore visit this page frequently.

7. Applicable law. By visiting this Web site, you agree to that the laws of Snohomish County and the state of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and this Privacy Policy and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Sound Publishing, Inc. or its affiliates.

8. RSS Feeds. By downloading the information through an RSS Feed from our site (and/or its affiliate sites) you agree you will only do so for personal use or in conjunction with a non-commercial website (a website that generates no revenue). For use in conjunction with a commercial website, please contact the publisher. If the RSS Feed information is posted on your website, prominent attribution must be made to our site including a link to the home page. No other content from this site may be posted on your website.

 

Privacy Policy

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We never sell or rent your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We value your trust very highly and will work to protect the security and privacy of any personal information you provide to us and will only use it as we describe here in our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information means information about you which is, or can be, tied to you as an individual. Sound Publishing, Inc. will collect and use Personal Information of customers and members only as follows:

Our Purpose In Collecting Personal Information

We collect Personal Information to deliver the products and services you want; administer our businesses; provide customer service; and respond to legal process (such as subpoenas and warrants).

What Personal Information We Collect and How We Collect It

The Personal Information we collect may include:

  • Contact information; names, addresses, email addresses and other such information required for us to transact business with you; and
  • Technical information (such as your computers operating system and browser type, and the address of a referring website, if any, and the path you take through our web pages) when you visit our websites;

We, or a data provider we have engaged, may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads, content or services. No personally identifiable information is placed into these cookies. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies or learn more please go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Additionally, emails we send may contain a bit of code known as a “web beacon.” This code allows us to understand the time and date of when a user has opened an email and when he/she has utilized a link within the email to visit a website. Our web beacons do not collect personally identifiable information. Users wishing to disable our web beacons should do so by turning images “off” in their email client (e.g., Outlook, Outlook Express). Please see your email client for more information.

How We Use Personal Information

  • We do not sell or rent Personal Information to others.
  • We do not disclose Personal Information to others.
  • We take reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information.
  • We maintain reasonable physical, technical, and procedural measures to limit access to Personal Information to authorized individuals with appropriate purposes.
  • Modifications to our privacy policies

We reserve the right to change our privacy policies at any time, except as may be prohibited by law. We will post revisions online. Use of our websites or services or the purchase of products after posted changes means that you consent to the privacy policies as changed.